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Public Land Survey Marks
Description:
Waymark all Public Land Survey System (PLSS) marks used to define property and public land divisions throughout the world.
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Waymark all Public Land Survey System (PLSS) marks used to define property and public land divisions throughout the world.

There is a new tool for Google Earth for mapping out the PLSS here is the link

PLSS in Google Earth

These are comprised of private survey marks, local government survey marks, boundary poles, private property lines, cairns, rock paint marks, notched boulders, and many more. They can commonly be found defining townships, subdivisions of townships, park boundaries, federal property boundaries, etc.

This category can also include boundary marks and survey marks accomplished by private survey companies used in redefining property lines and construction projects.

If you find a USGS benchmark, then please file it in the US Benchmarks category or other appropriate benchmark category.

More information of survey marks can be found at: PLSS in Wikipedia

Here are pictures and diagrams of what some of these marks look like:

The above plaque is for townshipping. This metal map is divided into 6x6, 1 mile squares; thus the 36 sections of a township. The nail or remaining hole shows you where you are in the township. There is almost always a stone monument near this:

Above is one of the PLSS monuments. In some cases benchmarks have been or are being placed at these stone monuments.

The smallest the plaques will be divided is a 1/16 corner; that is 1/16 of a 1 mile section; or 40 acre corners which equals .250 miles. Private surveyors usually make the smaller ones.

Next to this monument is usually a bearing tree and witness tree (or two witness trees), or even a sign. Scars on the trees will indicate bearing. Here is a witness post:

Here are diagrams of scared trees:

 

There are also several different ways corner marks are represented. These can be chiseled rocks, painted marks, ribbons, wooden posts, cairns, and more:

 

Instructions for Posting a Public Land Survey Marks Waymark:
Post a close up picture of the survey mark. Also post at least one picture of the area giving reference to where the mark is in the immediate area. No GPS photos in the waymark description/photos. Please provide detailed information regarding its location and any specifics of the land it is defining.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit. If you have additional information about the survey mark which is not listed in the waymark description, please notify the waymark owner to have it added, and please post the information in your visit log.
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PLSS quarter corner set by Deschutes County Surveyors Office, Fred A. Ast, Jr. in 1989; Land Corner Record, T16S R10E C-17

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/15/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS closing corner remonumented by Deschutes County Surveyors Office, Fred A. Ast, Jr. in 1989; Land Corner Record, T16S R10E A-17

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/15/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS standard quarter corner remonumented by Deschutes County Surveyors Office, Fred A. Ast, Jr. in 1989; Land Corner Record, T15S R10E Z-19

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/14/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS standard corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; revisited by Fred A. Ast, Jr. in 1991; Land Corner Record, T15S R10E Z-17

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/12/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS standard quarter corner set by USDA-Forest Service, Fred A. Ast, Jr. in 1991; Land Corner Record, T15S R10E Z-15

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/12/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; Land Corner Record, T15S R10E V-05

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/11/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS corner remonumented by USDA-Forest Service, Richard C. Clark in 1984; Land Corner Record, T15S R9E V-25

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/10/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by USDA-Forest Service, Richard C. Clark in 1984; Land Corner Record, T15S R9E T-25

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/9/2018

last visited: never

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The other one of a pair of LCC (Leicestershire County Council) boundary markers on the roadside outside Donington Park, near the motor museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/8/2018

last visited: never

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One of a pair of LCC (Leicestershire County Council) boundary markers on the roadside outside Donington Park, near the motor museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/8/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; revisited by William B. Ham in 1992; Land Corner Record, T15S R10E V-09

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/5/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by USDA-Forest Service, William B. Ham in 1992; Land Corner Record T15S R10E V-10

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/5/2018

last visited: never

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Boundary stone in the area of Sa Canova d'Artà on the Balearic island of Mallorca

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Islas Baleares, Spain

date approved: 1/25/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner remonumented by USDA-Forest Service, William B. Ham in 1992; Land Corner Record T15S R10E V-11

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/24/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; revisited by William B. Ham in 1992; Land Corner Record, T15S R10E V-13

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/24/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by USDA-Forest Service, William B. Ham in 1992; Land Corner Record, T15S R10E T-09

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/17/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner remonumented by USDA-Forest Service, William B. Ham in 1992; Land Corner Record, T15S R10E T-13

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location: Oregon

date approved: 1/16/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS center quarter corner set by USDA-Forest Service, William B. Ham in 1992; Land Corner Record, T15S R10E T-11

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location: Oregon

date approved: 1/16/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by USDA-Forest Service, William B. Ham in 1992; Land Corner Record, T15S R10E T-10

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/15/2018

last visited: never

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A section corner cap located at the junction of Webber Rd and S Poe Valley Rd.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/7/2018

last visited: never

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The eastern boundary stone, marking the eastern edge of the 10 x 10 mile diamond of the District of Columbia. This stone, set in 1791, still stands and continues to mark the official boarder between Washington, DC and Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 1/6/2018

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by USDA-Forest Service, Richard C. Clark in 1984; Land Corner Record, T15S R10E P-01

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 12/30/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS corner remonumented by USDA-Forest Service, Richard C. Clark in 1984; Land Corner Record, T15S R9E N-25

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 12/30/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by USDA-Forest Service, Richard C. Clark in 1984; Land Corner Record, T15S R10E N-3

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 12/30/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, Gerald E. Chittick in 1969; Land Corner Record, T15S R10E M-17

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 12/27/2017

last visited: never

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